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Friday, January 22, 2016

Revit Tutorial - Parametric Table: A Revit Family Introduction




In my previous two posts I discussed the topic of downloading bad Revit families and allowing free content to dictate your design.  These are two major issues in the Revit community and we are all guilty.  


What can we do about it?



BIM After Dark - Volume 3 is live.  Volume 3 focuses on family creation.  From the basics (as demonstrated in the tutorial below) to advanced techniques (like adaptive repeaters and complex formulas) this volume will give you all the skills you need to build your own Revit families.

Keep reading to learn more about Volume 3 and view the tutorial...


What’s different about Volume 3?



I’ve taken a different approach than many of the family creation books and videos that exist.  Instead of grinding through every single technical detail of the family editor I chose a specific selection of real-world families to build from scratch.  In the process of creating each family you are introduced to the different tools and techniques of the family editor.


Not only will you be learning valuable tools while building actual pieces of content, but you will also learn how to troubleshoot the many problems that will arise when building families.


In fact, I deliberately chose families that I have never built before and you get the chance to see me run into common roadblocks and troubleshoot them live.  


Before you watch the tutorial below, make sure you:



Revit Tutorial - Parametric Table: A Revit Family Introduction


The tutorial below is an excerpt from BIM After Dark - Volume 3.  It demonstrates how easy it can be to get started building parametric Revit families.  Although rudimentary, the techniques create a foundation for the most complex families…